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Sun, Feb 18, 2018
Part 2 of series Four Letter Words; Proverbs 18:2; Dr Clay Smith; Alice Drive Baptist Church; 2018-2-18
Series:4 Letter Words   Passages: Proverbs 18:2    Teacher: Dr. Clay Smith

Life Group Discussion Guide

Every Life Group is Different.  Please use these questions to help engage your group with the passage.  Feel free to modify them as needed.
Starter: Who do you know who is a fool?  Describe them.
Interaction with Proverbs:
How do you become a fool?
1.  Be my own authority
Proverbs 1:7 – Fear of the Lord is the start of knowledge; wisdom and discipline fools despise – wcs
               In your life, where do you most want to be your own authority?
2.  Be complacent
Proverbs 1:32 – The turning back of the open-minded kills them, and the complacency of fools destroys them  -wcs
               In your life, when you are most tempted to be complacent?
3.  Be right – always
Proverbs 12:15 – The way of a fool is smooth in his own eyes, but the one who listens to advice is wise – wcs
               Is there a particular area where you always want to be right?  How does this tendency impact your relationships?
4.  Trivialize failure
Proverbs 14:9 – The fools scorns his offense, but the space of the upright is his favor - wcs 
               How do you feel when someone trivializes their sin or failure? 
How do you deal with a fool?
1.  Never hire a fool.
Proverbs 26:10 – The great wounder of all is the one who hires a fool or hires the passer-by – wcs
               Do you work with a fool?  What would a strategy you could use to deal with a fool?
2.  A fool is never your friend.
Proverbs 13:20 – The one who walks with the wise becomes wise, but the friend of fools will suffer evil – wcs 
               Tell about a time when being with a fool cause damage to you or your family.  What do you wish you had done differently?
3.  Reject their advice
Proverbs 14:7 – Walk away from the man is a fool; you will never know words of knowledge – wcs
               Tell about a time when you took the advice of a fool.  What happened?
4.  A fool only responds to power
Proverbs 26:3 – A whip for a horse, a bridle for a donkey, and a rod for the back of fools – wcs 
               Tell about a time when you saw fool disciplined.  Did it work?  Did they change?
               What do you need to do to stop being a fool?

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